I recently came across the national Online Media Literacy Strategy, a document that I wouldn’t normally have paid much attention to given that I have mostly given up aspiring to agree with current governmental policy. What brought it into my orbit, however, was a really insightful analysis of the new strategy by Sonia Livingstone, a well respected media literacy researcher, […]

The latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy, the international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has been published today! In this issue, Alison Hicks’ Editorial talks about pushing the boundaries of information literacy publishing. The full contents of volume 15, issue 3 are listed below, with direct links to the articles: Editorial Pushing the boundaries […]


Emma Burnett, an Information Consultant at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a member of the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Comms team, has shared a post (with permission) that was originally published on the CLA HE blog in October 2021. In this post, Emma talks about how the Royal Holloway’s Academic Liaison team created an information literacy teaching framework in […]

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Monday, November 15th, 2021 will see the launch of a new, free MOOC – Disinformation Step by Step – that focuses on the topics of Media & Information Literacy and disinformation. Produced by the YouVerify project and funded by European Union, the MOOC is a four-week online course that is divided into six modules: critical thinking; Media & Information Literacy; […]

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The Media and Information Literacy Alliance (MILA) is pleased to announce the launch of its brand-new website, at, where you will find useful information about the Alliance and the rationale underpinning it. In particular, the site incorporates a draft of MILA’s media and information literacy Framework (, whose purpose is to demonstrate what media and information literacy means for people […]

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UNESCO have released the second edition of their Media and Information Literacy Curriculum, Media and information literate citizens: think critically, click wisely! The introduction highlights the fundamental importance of access to reliable information, particularly in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. This comprehensive curriculum includes 14 modules and guidance on how to use it. It can be accessed for free online […]

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How might information literacy be better recognised as a vital contribution to society? This is a question which the Information Literacy Group, among others, has been pondering for years. We have been acutely aware that, though librarians have long recognised the importance of IL, in the UK (and particularly in England) it has been more difficult to explain its relevance […]

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Our friends at Project Information Literacy would like to let you know about the following free event. On Friday Oct 29, 10-11 am PDST/Arizona time (6-7 pm UK time), the School of Information at the University of Arizona will host “Learning to Teach in MLIS Programs: Research, Experiences, & Ways Forward,” and they have generously opened it up to the […]

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Join the IFLA Information Literacy and School Libraries Sections for a co-sponsored webinar series on 27 and 28 October! This webinar series explores perspectives on the role of information literacy education in fostering a smooth transition throughout a learner’s formal education journey from pre-Kindergarten to 20 and beyond. They are being offered within the Unesco Global Media and Information Literacy […]

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What is your role on the committee? I am the Government representative, providing liaison for ILG and GIG. I have also recently stepped up to fill the position of Deputy Chair for the Information Literacy Group until March 2022. When did you join and why? I joined the committee in December 2015, as FE Representative. I had worked in the […]